ERIC Number: EJ722156
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Reference Count: 70
Affective and Behavioural Variables: Reforms as Experiments to Produce a Civil Society
Fitz-Gibbon, Carol T.
Educational Psychology, v26 n2 p303-323 Apr 2006
Affective and behavioural indicators of the effects of schooling, and of other interventions, might be more important than cognitive indicators, particularly in the long run and considering the urgent need for civil societies. Examples are provided of the statistical properties of affective and behavioural indicators, and of their current use in schools. Evidence is presented concerning the outcomes from some interventions that might be among those to be avoided, such as counselling and mentoring, and those that might usefully be adopted, such as crossage tutoring. It is urged that monitoring (cf. epidemiology) and hundreds of reforms as experiments (cf. clinical trials), should both be undertaken, working closely with practitioners in "distributed research networks". (Contains 3 figures and 2 tables.)
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Social Influences, Affective Behavior, Student Behavior, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques, Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Problems, Foreign Countries, Environmental Influences, Mentors, Stress Variables, Cross Age Teaching, Play
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)